Nursing assistants' opinions of oral health care provision.

@article{Pyle1999NursingAO,
  title={Nursing assistants' opinions of oral health care provision.},
  author={Marsha A Pyle and Sandy Nelson and Danny R. Sawyer},
  journal={Special care in dentistry : official publication of the American Association of Hospital Dentists, the Academy of Dentistry for the Handicapped, and the American Society for Geriatric Dentistry},
  year={1999},
  volume={19 3},
  pages={112-7}
}
Understanding the attitudes and perceptions about oral health in nursing assistants (NAs) may facilitate efforts to improve daily oral care in long-term-care settings. By exploring the attitudes of individuals charged with daily oral care, we may gain insight into the level of care provided for the residents. To explore motivation for oral care by NAs, we developed a 28-item survey. The survey included descriptive information and a 20-item Likert-type instrument dealing with oral care for self… CONTINUE READING

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